The dark silence of the underworld – explore Topolnita cave!

In the recent times, the area was included in the Mehedinti Plateau Geopark, a collection of some of the most ecologically and environmentally significant regions from the area. The avid trekkers and cave lovers are keen to explore the natural beauty of the surroundings. It features a network of different hiking trails that run across picturesque ravines, mysterious caves, dense forests, old limestone paths and landscaped pastures.

 

Topolnita cave – the 4th longest cave system from Romania, as a matter of fact a complex of caves, loosing streams and resurgences. The main structure is formed by Topolnita river which enters a cave, flows underground for 600 m and reappears in a spring as a narrow gorge. The map is complicated by other streams entering the system and various caves. There are various ways to visit the cave, from the easy treks in the dry fossil part, to the most demanding areas which require wet suits, helmets and headlamps.

Other highlights of the region:

God’s Bridge, attracts the visitors with its wild appearance and beautiful surroundings. It represents the largest natural passage in Romania, the second in the entire continent and the only one in the world open to road traffic. The road crosses this huge natural arcade, formed by the collapse of the upper wall of the cave beneath. As we climb the imposing hill behind, a spectacular image is revealed once we get to the peak: the Ridge of Mehedinti Mountains in the background and the deep valley at our feet, with the meandering river who formed its interior way inside the cave. The hill is rich in special karst forms that water has encrusted in limestone. They have the shape of grooves, being real wrinkles furrowed by time on the calcareous surfaces.

Iron Gates - spectacular natural boundary between Serbia and Romania, the Iron Gates refers to the gorge that has been formed in millions of years by River Danube cutting across the rocks in the region. The magnificent gorge thus formed is one of the most spectacular regions in Romania showcases an immense biodiversity and landscape value, gathered in Iron Gates Natural Park. River cruise on Danube available at request.

 

The program starts from Bucharest and lasts at least 4 days. Accommodation at traditional 3-4* B&B.

Description

In the recent times, the area was included in the Mehedinti Plateau Geopark, a collection of some of the most ecologically and environmentally significant regions from the area. The avid trekkers and cave lovers are keen to explore the natural beauty of the surroundings. It features a network of different hiking trails that run across picturesque ravines, mysterious caves, dense forests, old limestone paths and landscaped pastures.

 

Topolnita cave – the 4th longest cave system from Romania, as a matter of fact a complex of caves, loosing streams and resurgences. The main structure is formed by Topolnita river which enters a cave, flows underground for 600 m and reappears in a spring as a narrow gorge. The map is complicated by other streams entering the system and various caves. There are various ways to visit the cave, from the easy treks in the dry fossil part, to the most demanding areas which require wet suits, helmets and headlamps.

Other highlights of the region:

God’s Bridge, attracts the visitors with its wild appearance and beautiful surroundings. It represents the largest natural passage in Romania, the second in the entire continent and the only one in the world open to road traffic. The road crosses this huge natural arcade, formed by the collapse of the upper wall of the cave beneath. As we climb the imposing hill behind, a spectacular image is revealed once we get to the peak: the Ridge of Mehedinti Mountains in the background and the deep valley at our feet, with the meandering river who formed its interior way inside the cave. The hill is rich in special karst forms that water has encrusted in limestone. They have the shape of grooves, being real wrinkles furrowed by time on the calcareous surfaces.

Iron Gates - spectacular natural boundary between Serbia and Romania, the Iron Gates refers to the gorge that has been formed in millions of years by River Danube cutting across the rocks in the region. The magnificent gorge thus formed is one of the most spectacular regions in Romania showcases an immense biodiversity and landscape value, gathered in Iron Gates Natural Park. River cruise on Danube available at request.

 

The program starts from Bucharest and lasts at least 4 days. Accommodation at traditional 3-4* B&B.

Price

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Included:

- 3 nights accommodation in double room 

- half-board - local specialties

- return car transport by car from Bucharest

- English speaking mountain guide assistance

- caving equipment

 

 

Not included:

- other meals

- entrance fees, if applicable

- optional local activities.

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